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International speaker and panelist. Expertise in body language, start-ups and financial services
Yvette worked as an EA within Financial Services for more than a decade, in large blue-chip organisations, start-ups, and everything in between. She was working in an investment bank during the 2008 crash, and has worked at two different start-ups. Yvette has worked with large teams, and as a 1-1 PA, and is a Fellow of the Global PA Association. She now works as a Sales Operations manager in the aerospace industry.
Yvette’s continued support for the Administrative profession extends to speaking at international events and panels, and writing articles specialising in body language, working at start-up organisations, and how to work with different types of people. She is a seasoned networker and speaker, Q&A host and panelist. She has built several of her own websites and is currently writing a book on how to work with different personality types.
Yvette lives in Surrey, UK and when she isn’t working or travelling, she will most likely be at the gym or working on her latest business idea.
Body Language in the Office
More than half of our communication is through our body language. From our facial expressions, to the way we position our arms, to the direction we position our torsos. In an office environment, it’s incredibly valuable to understand some key body language signs when dealing with managers, subordinates, peers, colleagues or external clients. After this session you will be able to position people around a room in a way that makes the shy more comfortable and the confident a little quieter. You will notice the signs of people who are bored or who just really want to leave the room, and be able to direct the meeting accordingly.
Start-Ups and Downs
Working at a start-up involves many different skills and techniques to not only get the office physically up and running, but behaving to the outside world that you are already established.
Having worked at two different start-ups, Yvette talks about the ups and downs of setting up and office. She gives advice on the things she learned on her journeys, and tips on how to be most effective when the company is growing at lightning speed.
Transferable Skills of an Assistant
Yvette spent nearly 15 years working in Executive Assistant and Office Management roles, before moving on to be her company’s Head of Business Intelligence. Learn first hand which skills she learned as an assistant that meant she was given this opportunity, and which skills allowed her to pick up the role so quickly and effectively.
For more information on this topic, read Yvette’s article for Executive Secretary Magazine
Yvette Pearson’s talk at the Cobis PAConference, in Luxembourg was really interesting and engaging. She spoke passionately about the topic, which was thought-provoking and fascinating. She held the audience’s attention extremely well and provided many opportunities for interaction. The advice and tips were invaluable and will certainly provide an opportunity for personal reflection too. I cannot recommend her enough.
- Sandy Chander - PA to Ricky Martin (BBC Apprentice winner) -
I had the pleasure of connecting and spending time with Yvette Pearson at the COBIS PA Conference in Luxembourg – 7-8th March 2019. From the onset, I was impressed with Yvette’s passion, professionalism and enthusiasm.
Yvette delivered an inspiring keynote speech on – The art of understanding Body Language. She made this thought-provoking topic very easy to understand and interpret. Yvette has a very cool and calm manner and shares her message in a professional and light hearted way.
At the end of the event I had the privilege of being part of a panel with Yvette. It is clear she has great confidence and flare to public speaking.
- Samina Azam - Executive Assistant, Coca-Cola European Partners -
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